How to Get to Alishan (From Anywhere in Taiwan!)

Alishan, Taiwan

Alishan is one of Taiwan’s most popular attractions, along with Sun Moon Lake and Taroko Gorge. It is famous for its sunrises over seas of clouds, cherry blossoms, misty forests, and high mountain teas. However, getting to Alishan can be a little complicated, so it’s something your should plan when making your Taiwan itinerary. While …

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Strawberry Picking at a Strawberry Farm in Dahu, Taiwan

Little girl picking strawberries in Dahu, Miaoli, Taiwan

All across Taiwan, Dahu (大湖) is practically synonymous with strawberries. Every December to April, plump, juicy, bright red strawberries from Dahu township in Miaoli County make their appearance in fruit markets around the country, with the best ones fetching high prices. But for the best Taiwanese strawberry experience, nothing beats going right to the heartland …

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The 20 Best Hot Springs in Taiwan for a Blissful Winter Soak

20 of the best hot springs in Taiwan

The island of Taiwan sits on a collision zone between two tectonic plates. As a result, it has one of the highest concentrations of thermal hot springs in the world. There are at least 100 major hot springs in Taiwan and many smaller ones! While Taiwanese aboriginals had been aware of the springs, it was …

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Rainbow Village, Taichung, Taiwan: A 2021 Guide

Rainbow Village Taichung Taiwan

Psychedelically colorful Rainbow Village Taichung (彩虹眷村) has in recent years worked its way up to become one of the hottest things to do on a visit to Taiwan. While the painted walls of this small collection of dilapidated houses are truly a paradise for selfie seekers, Taiwan’s Rainbow Village actually has some interesting history behind …

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The Stunning Qigu Salt Mountain and Jingzijiao Wapan Salt Fields in Tainan

Taiwan Jingzijiao Salt Field and Cigu Salt Mountain Tainan

For some 338 years (1664 to 2002), large quantities of salt were produced in the coastal regions of Tainan and Chiayi in southern Taiwan. Today, Cigu Salt Mountain (七股鹽山) stands as a testament to Taiwan’s salt-producing past. Visitors can climb to the top of it, then head to nearby Qigu Salt Museum (臺灣鹽博物館) to learn …

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